Former Lewis County Commissioner Edna Fund swore in new Lewis County Commissioner Dr. Lindsey Pollock on New Year's Eve day.
On New Year's Eve, Lewis County Courthouse was the place where change was to occur. The new Lewis County Commissioners were sworn in to little fanfare but family and reporters.
Sean Swope was sworn in by Judge and Municipal Attorney Jim Buzzard with Buzzard and O'Rourke Law firm. Dr. Lindsey Pollock was sworn in by outgoing Commissioner Edna Fund.
Pollock is the new District 2 Commissioner, she will represent Winlock and Napavine. Gary Stamper will retain Vader and Toledo. Pollock stated, "I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. I think there are a lot of opportunities to get groups working together for the betterment of our county. Issues like housing, communication infrastructure, and educational opportunity including the trades are not going to happen overnight. These issues will take careful planning and collaboration to address. I look forward to Lewis County becoming a leader in addressing these issues."
Commissioner Fund was the right person to swear in the incoming Commissioner Pollock, she stated "What an amazing opportunity to swear in the third woman to hold the office as Lewis County Commissioner. Commissioner Pollock brings to the commission knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform her commissioner responsibilities. So glad she has chosen to use her talents to benefit the residents of Lewis County."
Fund has served Lewis County for two terms. She has championed Benaroya for Winlock, making sure the county gave the resources needed. Fund will continue to advise on the Flood Plans for Lewis County and we are sure to see her in the future. She stated this about her time representing Lewis County, "For me, serving Lewis County has been a distinct honor. Thank you, Lewis County voters, for your confidence in giving me two terms to make Lewis County the best it can be."
Lewis County is now in the hands of two new commissioners, it will be exciting to see what the plans for our future will be.